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Magazine Art

Magazines shaped our lives, and the rest is history.

The great illustrators of the period 1850-1950 had a tremendous influence on us and the rest of the world. One of the most popular ways they presented their work was as the cover art for the mass and specialist magazines that were published under thousands of titles and in millions and millions of copies. We know today of Norman Rockwell and Maxfield Parrish, but there were hundreds and thousands of other artists whose work is now forgotten except by collectors and specialists. Some have been honored by art books about their work, but most are now simply unknown to the general public.

One reason for this undeserved obscurity is that their work is quite difficult to find. Bound volumes of these magazines, both in libraries and in the hands of private collectors, usually do not include the covers, for reasons we today find hard to imagine. You must look for individual copies of these magazines, sold as collector's items and available in variable condition. Old magazines turn up regularly on eBay and in shops, but they are expensive, and it is difficult to find, analyze, and store them in one's home. Hence MagazineArt.org.

We scan and photograph magazine covers from this era: as many as we can find, of whatever subject matter. The only requirement is that the issue must -have- a cover design. We prefer the ones that change from issue to issue, but we'll record them even if they simply list the contents of the magazine. We've had images donated, and we've picked them up where we can. At this time we have thousands of them, many of them suitable for display but all requiring some processing in Photoshop before they are presentable.

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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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The silent Waverly Electric, with parlor car comfort and a full view ahead. Not to mention some symbols of royalty, to tune the demographics of the ad campaign. From an unidentified 1912 magazine. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
by Coles Phillips
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One of two ads for the Willys-Overland Model 80, as a roadster and as a touring car, from the May, 1915 issue of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL. In the roadster sits a man with deerstalker cap and Sherlock Holmes pipe, his wife driving him out among the flowering trees. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
by Myron Perley
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Ad for the Willys-Knight Six, an unusual motor-car with an engine you'll never wear out. Distinguished and remarkable. Great painting of an autumn scene, with your liveried driver opening the door for you as you leave your estate. License plate number 510-12. From the November, 1925 issue of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL. Artist: Myron Perley Source: Renita Ivey Restoration by: Renita Ivey
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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Ad for Studebaker Electric Automobiles, from the August, 1902 issue of HARPER'S MONTHLY. A box, a battery, and a motor, and there you are! Let's go for a little ride down the driveway from the manor house. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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Take your girl, and your friends, out for a rural drive in the vast open spaces between villages. Published in the March 10, 1910 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Artist: Source: Tom Harris, on eBay as tabasco_life Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons, Pierce-Arrow Cars, magazine covers,...
Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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Ad for Chevrolet cars, from the June, 1927 issue of the PEOPLE'S HOME JOURNAL. You have a car, your woman deserves a car, too.
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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Ad for Stevens-Duryea automobiles, from the October 26, 1911 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. This is the life! The artist signed it "MPC" but is otherwise unidentified.
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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Shaft-driven, the aristocrats of motordom, and oh so cute. Is someone driving this? Published in the January 15, 1910 issue of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN. Source: Steve Kirch, collector, and creator of a great website about SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN in the past Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons, Electric Automobiles, class, money,...
Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
by Edward Penfield
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A little runabout to the tennis match. Published in the March 17, 1910 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Artist: Edward Penfield Source: Tom Harris, on eBay as tabasco_life Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
by Coles Phillips
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One of two ads for the Willys-Overland Model 80, as a roadster and as a touring car, from the May, 1915 issue of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL. In the touring car ad, a woman on the road gestures at the hood, while a man stands up and gesticulates, and three other women sit in the car with fairly resigned attitudes of boredom or humor. It may be apple blossom time, but what magnetic power for attracting babes does this guy have, anyway? Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by:...
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons, Variety of Smaller Companies and...
Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
by J. W. Hupp
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The superfine small car, suitable for days playing golf by the country estate. Published in the July, 1920 issue of AMERICAN REVIEW OF REVIEWS. Artist: J. W. Hupp Source: MagazineArt.org Physical Archives Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons, Variety of Smaller Companies and...
Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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Your wife can drive your children through the winter snows in this car; you will have confidence in its reliability. Artist: Source: Galen Handy Restoration by: magscanner
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Ad for Willys-Overland Automobiles, with art by famed illustrator and cover artist Herbert Paus, from the November 23, 1916 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Put the windows down (with disappearing sashes), and the sedan becomes something like a touring car; an early convertible design. It's a Touring Sedan.
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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Ad for Cole Motor Cars 8-cylinder Toursedan, with windows that store out of sight to make it similar to a touring car. Published in the November 23, 1916 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine.
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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Happy couple drives their car to a romantic afternoon on the beach; in this case three really is company. The silent partner of your joys. Published in an unidentified 1926 magazine issue. Artist: Source: eBay sellers Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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Complete reliability. We shall keep faith. Elegant garden party, with your driver waiting by the trees. Published in the January, 1921 issue of AMERICAN REVIEW OF REVIEWS. Artist: Source: MagazineArt.org Physical Archives Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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Elegance. Try it for yourself. Almost as good as a real Cadillac. From the December, 1926 issue of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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Elaborate ad for Baker Electric Vehicles, showing five different models that capture the range and market for these early electrics. Published in the October 1, 1908 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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Cadillac control: Drive an ordinary pin into a post with a mammoth 30 horse-power automobile, by repeatedly approaching and gently touching the head. Wow, what a great TV ad that would make. Published in the May 4, 1905 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Artist: Source: Tom Harris, on eBay as tabasco_life Restoration by: magscanner
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A two-color ad for the Oldsmobile compares its speed and power to that of a giant steam locomotive. From the back cover of the March 6, 1915, issue of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN; note that the cover of this issue is by the same artist and also illustrates a steam locomotive (though not in a situation that recommends itself for emulation by the automobile driver).
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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Serene sunset of an evening drive. Your chauffeur stops the car to direct your attention to a particularly brilliant bit of scenery. A wife (might be yours) stands up to see it better. The artist could be the Williams who did -1909A. Published in the March 4, 1909 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Artist: Source: Tom Harris, on eBay as tabasco_life Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons, Pierce-Arrow Cars, magazine covers,...
Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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Just as the state coach of Cosimo the Third Duke de Medici was staunchly and able built, so are our modern broughams. Ad from the Rauch & Lang Carriage Co. emphasizes the strength through tradition. They call it the "Car of Social Prestige," pretty much identifying their marketing plan. From an unidentified 1912 magazine. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons, Electric Automobiles, royalty, royal...
Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
by Leonard
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In true taste and elegance, but lenient on the purse strings. ...running mate to Cadillac, enjoying all the economies of their great joint volume of production. Elegant sophisticates leave superbly fancy event in their La Salle. From the March, 1930 issue of GOOD HOUSEKEEPING. Artist: Leonard Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Elegance is the word in this ad for Packard, which links the car visually to Medieval princesses with big dogs. "The supreme combination of all that is fine in motor cars." From the July 156, 1927 issue of the LITERARY DIGEST. Artist: Source: Renita Ivey Restoration by: Renita Ivey
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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Cleaner, lighter, more attractive. Wonder if it sold as well. Published in the November 1907 issue of MOTOR. Source: eBay seller babbettesstuff1 Restoration by: magscanner
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The Ford V-8 engine makes quite a difference. Couple driving into the parking lot of the stadium for the big game! Easy to handle in crowded traffic; that's why so many women drive Fords. Published in the November, 1934 issue of GOOD HOUSEKEEPING. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons, Ford Cars, team, driving,...
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Bigger and better, a rare combination of beauty and utility. You, a woman, can drive it and take your kids to school. Ad for Chevrolet cars, aimed at women and published in the September, 1928 issue of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
by George Gibbs [?]
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A really NEW limousine, one suitable for you to travel in to the opening of the opera season, or whatever. Lighted interior. Step carefully, dear. Published in the December 7, 1911 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Artist: George Gibbs [?] Source: Tom Harris, on eBay as tabasco_life Restoration by: magscanner
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons, Oldsmobile Cars, magazine covers,...
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The Detroit Electric Car, from Anderson Electric Car Co., is Society's Town Car. Here shown appealing to the upper crust, dignified with character and correct taste; nothing "make-believe" or freakish. From the August, 1912 issue of COSMOPOLITAN. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
Topics: Advertising Art in Magazines, Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons, Electric Automobiles, coach
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Ad for the Columbia Electric Cabriolet, from the Electric Vehicle Co. of Hartford, Connecticut. From a circa 1900 issue of HARPER'S MONTHLY. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
by William Harnden Foster
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Drive your own Oldsmobile to the yachting meet. Reliability and luxury, and a chance to impress the babes. Published in a June, 1910 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Artist: William Harnden Foster Source: Tom Harris, on eBay as tabasco_life Restoration by: magscanner
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A rich old geezer reading a newspaper in an exclusive men's club is handed his top hat and cane by the attendant; outside, his chauffeur has his Pierce-Arrow ready and waiting for him, Parked at the exclusive curb space. Published in the January 7 1919 issue of the HARVARD LAMPOON. Artist: Source: Cynde Georgen, Trail End Historic Site, Sheridan Wyoming Restoration by: Cynde Georgen
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Published in a 1903 issue of the CYCLE AND AUTOMOTIVE TRADE JOURNAL Artist: Source: eBay seller papermerchant Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
by George Gibbs
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Drive your own car yourself, through the back roads of Italy. Make your driver sit in the back while you have all the fun! Columbia Cars are made, not assembled. Published in the April 21, 1910 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Artist: George Gibbs Source: Tom Harris, on eBay as tabasco_life Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
by Norman Rockwell
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Boy with fishing kit and happy dog pauses to look at billboard sign for Fisk Tires, sleepy child and slogan "Time to Re-tire." Published in an unidentified early 1920's magazine.. Artist: Norman Rockwell Source: eBay sellers Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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Ad for the Oldsmobile, with its voguish lines an ideal car for a woman to drive. The new market for cars; as published in the September, 1928 issue of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Ad for Peerless Motor Cars Model 31, four-cylinder, thirty horsepower touring car. Published in the May, 1911 issue of COSMOPOLITAN.
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Published in a 1903 issue of the CYCLE AND AUTOMOTIVE TRADE JOURNAL Artist: Source: eBay seller papermerchant Restoration by: magscanner
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Ad for the Ford Tudor Sedan, from an unidentified magazine circa 1926.
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Early ad for the Studebaker Brothers, showcasing their horse-carriage lines with a Victoria in front of the Studebaker "Repository" in San Francisco at Market St. and 10th. Mentioned in small italic print is the Studebaker Electric Automobile. From a circa 1902 issue of HARPER'S MONTHLY. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
by George Gibbs
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Columbia Automobiles, geared for hill-climbing instead of road racing, will take you up to fabulous heights where you can look out over the mountain villages, a cigarette in your hand, with your wife by your side and your chauffeur smiling as he waits for you to decide to go. Published in the April 7, 1910 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Artist: George Gibbs Source: Tom Harris, on eBay as tabasco_life Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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Vast selection of cars and trucks from the Studebaker Brothers. Wow. Published in the September 6, 1906 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Artist: Source: Tom Harris, on eBay as tabasco_life Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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Ad for the 1909 Peerless, next year's model and all that the name implies. Silence, comfort, and your own staff driver. Published in the October 1, 1908 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Published in the January 11, 1913 issue of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN. Source: Steve Kirch, collector, and creator of a great website about SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN in the past Restoration by: magscanner
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The Model C-Six shown taking seven people (including driver) on a tour around what looks like Washington D.C. Published in an early 1920's magazine. Artist: Source: eBay sellers Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
by George Gibbs
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Columbia Cars are built in Hartford, Connecticut, a city where close caliper machine work has been a habit for 70 years. But they will still get you down south to Daddy's plantation! Published in the May 19, 1910 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Artist: George Gibbs Source: Tom Harris, on eBay as tabasco_life Restoration by: magscanner
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Ad for the Model 80 Overland touring car, which gets your kids outdoors and keeps them there. Published in the March, 1915 issue of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
by Stoner
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Franklin models 130, 135, and 137 with air-cooled engines. Get that Airplane Feel. A proto Art Deco look in the ad, too. Published in the July 27, 1929 issue of COLLIER'S MAGAZINE. Artist: Stoner Source: Charles Perrien Restoration by: Charles Perrien
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Electric carriage excellence. Double chain drive, compound wound motor. Published in the May 5, 1910 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Artist: Source: eBay sellers Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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The Locomobile winning the international Vanderbilt Cup Race. You could get a beautiful 11-color poster of the race for ten cents. Published in the March 4, 1909 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Ad for the 1929 REO Flying Cloud, just looking for the right kind of girl. They're likely to find her, inasmuch as this ad was published in the September, 1928 issue of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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This is the car which has rendered other electric types obsolete. Elegance, as seen when two women step out of the box on wheels, fresh as when they began. Published in an early 1900's issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Artist: Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
by Edward Borein
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The Pierce-Arrow in the Great West. A lone cowboy watches as his world changes. Published in the December 1, 1910 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Artist: Edward Borein Source: Tom Harris, on eBay as tabasco_life Restoration by: magscanner
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Fingers point to Autocar and Reliability. This ad looks to have been composed from a proof of the previous ad, and a book of decorative cuts. Too much black. Too busy. Stop shouting. Published in a 1907 issue of MOTOR AGE. Source: eBay seller babbettesstuff1 Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
by Edward Penfield
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Playing the Game. A man with three women in his car stops near a college football game to talk to passers-by. I would like to have that car, please. Published in the December 19, 1907 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Artist: Edward Penfield Source: Tom Harris, on eBay as tabasco_life Restoration by: magscanner
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It's 1938, and already Packard is tapping into nostalgia for the classic days of motor cars. Compare this picture with one of the earlier ads we have here. Published in the April 30, 1938 issue of COLLIER'S MAGAZINE. Artist: Source: Charles Perrien Restoration by: Charles Perrien
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See why 50 miles an hour seems like 38, as you fly along with your four-speed Graham Paige transmission. Three medieval knights in the logo plate presumably represent Joseph, Robert, and Ray Graham, and Mr. Paige is not visible. Published in the July 27, 1929 issue of COLLIER'S MAGAZINE. Source: Charles Perrien Restoration by: Charles Perrien
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Here's the Overland as a closed car, just a little better all around. Modesty creates confidence. Published in a 1921 issue of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL. Is that an artist's signature over the right front wheel? Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Published in the March 29, 1913 issue of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN. Source: Steve Kirch, collector, and creator of a great website about SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN in the past Restoration by: magscanner
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Ad for the new Cadillac car models, as published in the September, 1923 issue of GOOD HOUSEKEEPING. Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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Baker Electrics at the National Capital -- over one hundred and thirty of them used by Washington society. Shaft driven! Artist: Source: Galen Handy Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
by Coles Phillips
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Ad for the Model 83 Overland, now at $750 costing $325 less than last year. Take note of that picture, as you will see people with their arms out again and again in Overland ads. Published in the July, 1915 issue of the LADIES' WORLD. Artist: Coles Phillips Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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Ad for the Silver Anniversary Buick, published in the September, 1928 issue of the LADIES' HOME JOURNAL. A beautiful little yellow roadster, and a car that is suitable for women. Ladies, start your engines! Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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Compare to the previous ad, also for the Model 34. Published in the January 30, 1918 issue of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN. Source: Steve Kirch, collector, and creator of a great website about SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN in the past Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
by George Gibbs
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Take your car out and show it to the lower classes. Your driver will grin at the dog in the road in front of English pub. Published in the May 12, 1910 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Artist: George Gibbs Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
by Louis N. Fancher
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College chums showing off their Pierce-Arrow in front of the Library of Columbia University. Published in the January 6, 1910 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Artist: Louis N. Fancher Source: Tom Harris, on eBay as tabasco_life Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
by F. X. Leyendecker
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Five passenger electric can be driven from both the front and rear seats; all passengers face forward. When riding alone with your wife sit beside her and drive from the rear seat. Don't sit in front and look like a tired chauffeur. When riding with three or four people drive from the front seat and have an unobstructed view. Artist: F. X. Leyendecker Source: Galen Handy Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
by Timmins [?]
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We're about to go into the Depression, but you can't tell that from this ad for the Studebaker Commander Eight Brougham, with six wire wheels and trunk standard equipment. The signature over by the flowerpots is only quasi-legible. Published in the March, 1930 issue of GOOD HOUSEKEEPING. Artist: Timmins [?] Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
by Frederic Tellander
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The thrilling performance of the Studebaker Big Six, such as the President model: 5000 miles in less than 5000 minutes. Don't you want to be in this picture? Let's go off to the land of fairy-tale castles! Published in the September, 1927 issue of the AMERICAN MAGAZINE. Artist: Frederic Tellander Source: Mariangela Buch Restoration by: Mariangela Buch
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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There's a touch of tomorrow in all Cole does today. The Cole Aero-Eight Roadster, distinctive, original, exclusive, powerful, speedy, and economical. Cole Motor Car Company, of Indianapolis, Indiana. Mostly just a static design with a picture of the product and a few words of praise; but the textured background (pine needles? ice crystals and snowflakes in brown?) sets it apart. The strange curves in the upper right corner are indefinite even at full resolution, due to poor registration of the...
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
by C. Everett Johnson [probably]
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Artist: C. Everett Johnson [probably] Source: eBay seller babbettesstuff1 Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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Ad for Cole Motor Cars, showing the Arrow-Eight Sportousine in all its glory, designed to look like a matted painting; published in the September 18, 1919 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Artist: Source: Cynde Georgen, Trail End Historic Site, Sheridan Wyoming Restoration by: Cynde Georgen
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
by CH
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A carriage for the city, a touring car for the country -- all combined into one in the Suburban. Same design, different second color, different text. Published in the October 18, 1906 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Artist: CH Source: Tom Harris, on eBay as tabasco_life Restoration by: magscanner
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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Ad for Ohio Electric Cars, from the October 26, 1911 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Electric brougham, pretty much a carriage with batteries and a motor. Perfect for going to the opera in comfort, but the range might be a bit short for a trip to Seacaucus -- or anyway Albany. The chauffeur has stepped outside to look for a place to plug it in. Original size: 5.4 x 7.8". Sorry about clipping the right edge.
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Magazine Art: Automobiles, Trucks, and Wagons
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An import from France! Published in the April 2, 1903 issue of LIFE, the Humor Magazine. Artist: Source: Tom Harris, on eBay as tabasco_life Restoration by: magscanner
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